Beijing Olympics : U.S. vs China
Beijing Athletes Village Opened on Sunday amid tight security and a shroud of smog. Beijing Olympic organising committee chief Liu Qi handed the keys of the village to Chen Zhili, a senior communist party official who is the village mayor.
China has said that staging a safe Games is the top priority and is fielding a secuirty force of more than 110,000. The village holds 42 apartment blocks, containing more than 9,000 bedrooms, with two single beds in each.
As well as 24 hour restaurants, it boasts a clinic, library, shops and sports facilities.
Each apartment is equipped with high speed Internet access.
On Friday, china announced a delegation of 639 athletes including Yao and reigning 110m Olympic champion Liu xiang who all pledged to do "Honour for the Motherland".
The delegation is China's biggest ever and out numbers the 596 athletes being sent by the United States, its chief rival for medal table supremacy. China finished second in Athens four years ago.
Even arrangements for the Olympics are mind blowing, the Main concern is all about the Air Pollution. Because many more stadiums hosting the Olympics are located in the Northern part of the Capital.
But the government Officials announced on Saturday that they banned one million vehicles from the streets of the city, until the Olympics is completed.
All Major factories are also closed because of the concern that athletes are suffering health problems with air pollution mainly for the Water sports.
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